An archetype can be defined as genres of characters in a certain film or book. Archetypes can also be related to basic human experiences such as emotions like love, loss, anger, and many more. In the Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers directed by Peter Jackson some archetypes include the best friend and light vs dark, these archetypes will be connected to human experiences.
In The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers one of the archetypes shown is the best friend by how Sam is always there for Frodo. The definition of the archetype the best friend is sweet safe-never lets anyone down-will always be there. Sam is that exactly to Frodo, Sam is always standing up for Frodo on their quest to Mordor. “What are we holding onto?” (Peter Jackson, 2003) Frodo sighed after almost being taken over by the ring and killed by the wrath, and like always Sam is there inspiring Frodo “That there is still some good in this world Mr.Frodo and it 's worth fighting for.” (Peter Jackson, 2003) This speech of Sams encouraged Frodo to keep on with his journey to mordor in his quest to save middle earth. That is what best friends do, help their friends get through dark times and into times of happiness.
The archetype best friend can be connected to the basic human experience in many ways. A part of the basic human experience is having someone to lean on when you are vulnerable and in dark times, and most of the time a best friend is there to help you through those times. Sam is Frodo 's best friend, inspiring Frodo to keep on fighting his way to Mordor. No matter what the situation was, even if they seemed to be facing inescapable death Sam was keeping his spirits high for Frodo they was a best friend does to anyone in there life. Everyone needs...
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...ht vs dark. When Sam was giving one of his heartwarming and inspiring speeches to keep his best friend Frodo inspired and fighting for Middle Earth and The difference between the orcs and the elves in both light and darkness and whether they were aiding the fellowship or deterring them from achieving their mission. Both of these archetypes have many strong connections to the basic human experience like how everyone had a best friend to lean on and help them get through hard times and how evil is usually represented by darkness and goodness is represented by light colors. The lord of the rings has many archetypes and all can be connected to the human experience. Which ones can you connect to your life?
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Peter Jackson. Perfs. Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler, Sean Astin. New Line Cinema, 2002. DVD
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